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Pros
"This is a very dependable product that is easy to use and it has an excellent GUI interface.""What I liked the most about this program is that it integrates seamlessly with JIRA.""The initial deployment is rather straightforward and only takes 30 minutes to an hour.""Bitbucket is a standard git implementation with perfectly coordinated screens, it's secure, and we have had no problems with it.""Code check in and code version control.""We have a couple of different tools that allow us to tie source code changes to report bugs. It's integrated with a bug tracking system and also integrated with what requires a tracking system. So we have better facilities. We get with the command line and can type all that stuff in and get the same kind of trust, but when we d it all manually, it's not likely to happen.""The solution is easy to use. If I need to check out my latest code or I need to send my local code to the depositories it is simple. Overall it is has been a good experience from my side using this solution."

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"The Projects Tab, which shows you the todo list and the progress for projects, is very helpful.""The most valuable feature is the source code management. It's very helpful and it's a great product.""The features that I have found most valuable are that it can support you for most of the road map and it can automate some tasks which works really well with collaboration with the teams. They are really interested in how they organize the history of the code itself which is good.""We've found the technical support to be very helpful.""The product has a very user-friendly interface and user-friendly security.""It has a lot of features from the code development perspective. You get a lot of features such as repo, commit, merge, and branch. You can play around and do things on the fly. It is easy and simple to deploy. It is also easier to use when working from home.""GitHub provides good time reduction and this is what I value the most.""The initial setup was straightforward."

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Cons
"There are many places where the product could be expanded to make it a more complete solution.""I think the developers are constantly working on improving the pull requests support.""The solution is not user-friendly. Right now, the solution is not so easy to understand. It needs to update its design and overall user experience.""The installation of Bitbucket on our server was not as easy as other Atlassian products, so it is something that can be improved.""Could provide some default branching options for users to adopt.""Even with the automation, we've had some situations where we've had mistakes. They've integrated things into the wrong place, so there's a fairly steep learning curve.""One of the areas the solution could improve on is when there is a merging conflict it is quite confusing. When I am having a merging conflict I get stuck on the page, then I need to search how to handle the particular problem. For example, finding what the commands are which can be used."

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"I would like to see integration with Slack such that all of the changes made in GitHub are reflected there.""If you are uploading or cloning a large file, with more than 25 megs, it's pretty slow.""The project management sector really needs some improvement for GitHub. I don't know if GitHub made sense for me as a project manager.""If it had all of the end-to-end integration, then we probably wouldn't have any doubts about what we have installed. However, at this point, we're still trying to figure out how to use it end-to-end.""There is a bit of a learning curve.""It is currently only from the development perspective. It doesn't have features related to project management and testing. It is not like Azure. So, there is a lot of room for improvement. It is a version control product, and it would be good if they can come up with a complete DevOps product.""The security point should be addressed in the next release and scaling is also an issue.""While using the solution when merging two code branches the code becomes a bit messy. This should be improved in the future."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"You have to buy additional licenses when you exceed 50 users.""With our small number of users, our licensing fees are approximately $10 USD per month.""Licensing is on a monthly basis, it's available on our website. They have a free version, the pro version and then they have an enterprise version, and we're using a kind of the middle of the pro version for about $7 per user per month."

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"The private repositories are free, which is very good.""It is open-source. There is no license for GitHub.""The price of this solution is reasonable."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The solution is easy to use. If I need to check out my latest code or I need to send my local code to the depositories it is simple. Overall it is has been a good experience from my side using this… more »
Top Answer: One of the areas the solution could improve on is when there is a merging conflict it is quite confusing. When I am having a merging conflict I get stuck on the page, then I need to search how to… more »
Top Answer: We are using Bitbucket for the code checking and tracking of our project depositories which we have locally. This includes code changes in software development.
Top Answer: The product has a very user-friendly interface and user-friendly security.
Top Answer: I personally use the free version. the company has the enterprise version of the solution. I'm not a part of the licensing process internally and therefore do not have details in regards to how much… more »
Top Answer: There is a bit of a learning curve. At first, you'll have to do some searching online to figure out how to perform or reverse certain actions. When we have new team members, they tend to send you a… more »
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1st
out of 14 in Version Control
Views
4,503
Comparisons
3,897
Reviews
7
Average Words per Review
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Rating
8.1
2nd
out of 14 in Version Control
Views
3,279
Comparisons
2,529
Reviews
9
Average Words per Review
547
Rating
8.9
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Overview
Store all of your Git and Mercurial source code in one place with unlimited private repositories. Includes issue tracking, wiki, and pull requests.
GitHub is a web-based Git repository hosting service. It offers all of the distributed revision control and source code management (SCM) functionality of Git as well as adding its own features. Unlike Git, which is strictly a command-line tool, GitHub provides a Web-based graphical interface and desktop as well as mobile integration. It also provides access control and several collaboration features such as bug tracking, feature requests, task management, and wikis for every project.
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Sample Customers
Oscar Insurance, Fugro Roames, Splunk, Rakuten, Red Giant, Met Office, Trulia, Onfido, TriNet, Orbitz Worldwide, Ames Research Center, Sotheby's
Dominion Enterprises, NASA, Braintree, SAP, CyberAgent
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company26%
Comms Service Provider18%
Manufacturing Company10%
Financial Services Firm8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider22%
Computer Software Company19%
Media Company9%
Financial Services Firm7%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business36%
Midsize Enterprise36%
Large Enterprise27%
REVIEWERS
Small Business31%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise54%
Find out what your peers are saying about Bitbucket vs. GitHub and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
534,057 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Bitbucket is ranked 1st in Version Control with 7 reviews while GitHub is ranked 2nd in Version Control with 9 reviews. Bitbucket is rated 8.2, while GitHub is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of Bitbucket writes "Hosts our core code and has had perfect stability ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of GitHub writes "Good technical support and highly scalable but the licensing is challenging". Bitbucket is most compared with Bitbucket Server, AWS CodeCommit, Atlassian SourceTree, IBM Rational ClearCase and Apache Subversion, whereas GitHub is most compared with Atlassian SourceTree, AWS CodeCommit, Helix Core, IBM Rational ClearCase and Apache Subversion. See our Bitbucket vs. GitHub report.

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